Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 2002, 34; 753-755
PREVALENCE OF DERMATOMYCOSES IN MAL DE MELEDA PATIENTS: A FIELD STUDY
Çağrı ERGİN¹, Şeniz ERGİN², Sevtap Arıkan³
Pamukkale University School of Medicine, ¹Clinical Microbiology and ³Dermatology -Denizli, Hacettepe University School of Medicine ²Clinical Microbiology -Ankara, TURKEY
Mal de Meleda is a rare autosomal recessive form of palmoplantar keratoderma characterized by hyperkeratosis of the palms and soles. The presence of yeast and dermatophytes was investigated in 29 mal de Meleda patients from Koprucay canyon, Turkey, a newer geographical focus, and was found in 62.0% and 20.7% of cases, respectively. Antifungal resistance of isolates was not detected.